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Oscar has dinner with the Robinsons
Air date March 3, 1982
Season Season 13 (1981-1982)
Sponsors O, S, 4
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Oscar the Grouch explains to Susan and Gordon that he and Spot haven't slept in two night because of renovations going on in his can. He doesn't know what will happen if he doesn't get any sleep tonight, so when the Robinsons suggest he stay at someone's apartment, Oscar offers their own place up. He promises to help with the chores and be polite because it will make him extra grouchy the next day. They reluctantly agree while Oscar packs for the night.
Cartoon Typewriter: S for spring
(First: Episode 0792)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster shares a bathtub and help each other get clean. They are discouraged when they are finished and drain the tub, but find joy in drying.
(First: Episode 1449)
Cartoon S for sing
(First: Episode 0824)
Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Ernie and Jason make faces.
(First: Episode 1434)
Cartoon Two men push two large bird eggs on top of two hills.
(First: Episode 0773)
SCENE 2 Susan gets some cans out to prepare dinner. Oscar offers to open them for her and put the contents in the bowl and saucer. Susan is skeptical, but allows him to proceed.
SCENE 2 cont'd Susan and Gordon return to the kitchen moments later and find Oscar has opened every can they have. Oscar explains that this is what Grouches always do - they get the food out of the way and into plastic bags so they can start enjoying their new cans.
Cartoon Consonant Sound: S-Snail
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1158)
Film Bus trip around town (guitar soundtrack)
(First: Episode 0926)
Animation Sand S/s
(First: Episode 0622)
Cast Maria as Chaplin finds a HAT sign near a hatrack with a new hat. He tries replacing his crummy, worn-out one with it, but the sign falls apart each time.
(First: Episode 1580)
Film A trip to the doctor's office.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0472)
Cartoon Madrigal Alphabet
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0615)

SCENE 3 Oscar now helps Olivia set the dinner table. They make sure there are four of each thing; Oscar is surprised that his pet pig, Spot, won't be allowed at the table. Olivia discovers that one of the cups is missing the handle. Oscar searches in his overnight (trash) bag and finds three more broken cups, making a complete set.
Animation Scanimate Films #4
(First: Episode 0132)
Film This is the desert.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0514)
Song "Three of These Kids" (barbells)
(First: Episode 0474)
Cartoon How many legs does a horse have?
(First: Episode 1523)
SCENE 4 Dinner has begun and Oscar tells the others that even Grouches enjoy hamburgers. He requests that his side dishes, mashed potatoes and peas, go on his burger patty. He then looks through his bag to find some cream and chocolate sauce to go with it, as everyone else loses their appetites.
Cartoon A man lifts a rock and finds the word UNDER.
(First: Episode 0685)
Muppets Kermit, Farmer Grover and a horse show how a horse-and-cart works.
(First: Episode 0590)
Animation 3 balls + 1 = 4.
(First: Episode 0278)
Insert Bob waits for the Canadian Brass to arrive, as they were supposed to duet and they're late. Once they arrive, they communicate their situation using their instruments. The Brass plays as Bob sings "Play a Simple Melody."
(First: Episode 1392)
Film Examples of people and animals going down.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Tanya helps Grover learn the difference between up and down so they can play a game about it.
(First: Episode 1602)
Cartoon Four elephants at the circus
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1489)
Muppets Caveman Days: King Ernie wants something to drink, so he calls on the Royal Smart Person for help. The royal cow has quit, so there's no milk available. Ernie also shows that there is no liquid inside a rock or a stick. Then the Royal Smart Person suggests that Ernie should try squeezing a round orange thing (an orange), which turns out to have juice inside.
(First: Episode 1385)
Cast Linda and a boy sign the word "CLOSED."
(First: Episode 1082)
Film The sign CLOSED spins around.
(First: Episode 0955)
Cartoon O limerick
(First: Episode 0146)
Muppets Roosevelt Franklin shows that he knows the "Days of the Week."
(First: Episode 0107)
Cartoon O for orange
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0673)

SCENE 5 Gordon and Susan set up a cot in the kitchen for Oscar to sleep on, but can't find him around. They discover he's already settled into their kitchen trash can, along with his pets.
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Cartoon A pirate gives a girl a treasure map, where X marks the spot.
(First: Episode 1578)
Muppets A little boy explains how he can be a son, a brother, a paperboy, a friend, and a grandson all at the same time.
(First: Episode 0691)
Cartoon The story of sheep, or where wool comes from.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1524)
Cast David tries demonstrating the word "CLOSED," but the door keeps opening. He stands in front of it, preventing it from opening, as the wall around it topples over.
(First: Episode 1360)
Cartoon Blue and pink characters fight for a spot on the subway, until Pink spots an open seat.
(First: Episode 1580)
SCENE 6 It's morning and Gordon, Susan, and Olivia are waiting to use the bathroom where Oscar is singing "Swamp Mushy Muddy" a cappella in the shower. He's not running the water, though, and Gordon promises to let him sing whatever he wants if he just gets out, including "Melancholy Baby".
Cartoon A boy uses his pet inchworm to measure his toy car and toy truck. Afterward, the inchworm wants to measure the Empire State Building.
(First: Episode 1512)
Song A girl invites the listener to "Swing Up High."
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0408)
Cartoon Building a dog house is easy if you have a ruler.
(First: Episode 0630)
SCENE 7 Oscar has packed his things to leave the Robinsons' apartment; it was so quiet, he couldn't sleep a wink. Oscars gives Susan some dead flowers as thanks, and leaves. Susan, Gordon, and Olivia begin to clean the mess up around their trash can and discover that he's left some pets behind in it.

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